Second Nature: A Thriller

Alice Hoffman (Author)
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A "New York Times" bestseller, Second Nature tells the story of a suburban woman, Robin Moore, who discovers her own free spirit through a stranger she brings home to her perfectly ordered neighborhood. As Robin impulsively draws this beautiful, uncivilized man into her world-meanwhile coping with divorce and a troubled teenage son-she begins to question her wisdom and doubt her own heart, and ultimately she changes her ideas about love and humanity.

Product Details

Berkley Books
Publish Date
February 01, 1998
5.13 X 0.76 X 8.0 inches | 0.48 pounds
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About the Author

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Rules of Magic, Practical Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, The Red Garden, the Oprah's Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. She lives near Boston.


Praise for Second Nature

"Hoffman tells a great story. Expect to finish this one in a single, guilty sitting."--Mirabella

"Intelligent and absorbing...a celebration of the simple, unstinting grace of human love."--Chicago Sun-Times

"Generous, magical...Second Nature may be best read at full speed, hurtling down the mountain, as if falling in love."--San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

"A rich and satisfying concoction...[A] modern fairy tale, full of insights into the battle between instinct and upbringing, desire and conformity."--Booklist

"Iridescent prose, taut narrative suspense, alluring atmosphere, vivid characters."--Boston Sunday Globe